National Affairs: He Just Can't Stop

"I wish I could have devoted the necessary time to Tennessee."

The long face of Estes Kefauver seemed as long as a Tennessee walker's on election night when he talked about what happened in his own state. "It was decided," he explained, "that it would be better for me to campaign where our chances looked less bright."

Estes made the campaigningest campaign in U.S. history. He traveled 54,000 miles, shook an estimated 100,000 hands. He made 450 speeches in 38 states—but only a brief hello and goodbye in his own Tennessee. Maybe he would have helped there, but the fact was that the...

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